A Writer s Guide to Using Eight Methods of Transition

Author: Victor C. Pellegrino
Publisher: Maui Arthoughts Company
ISBN: 0945045034
Release Date: 1993
Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines

A Writer's Guide to Using 8 Methods of Transition is a short guide designed for all writers. The eight methods of transition help writers connect sentences and paragraphs to create a smooth flow of ideas in order to communicate clearly and effectively. Writers will find simple, concise explanations of each transitional method, as well as short examples to demonstate how each method can be used effectively. This book is a companion text for A Writer's Guide to Transitional Words and Expressions. Both work well together for writers.

Encouraging Words

Author: Malinda L. Hayes
Publisher: Beckham Publications
ISBN: 9780931761683
Release Date: 1999
Genre: Reference

Educational specialist Hayes's powerful new manual gives readers the tools needed to produce documents with the winning edge. Find the right phrase, avoid repetition and overcome writer's block. "A useful reference for graduate students at the dissertation or thesis state" -- Ken Pepion, Director, Western Interstate Commission for Higher Education

The Elements of Expression

Author: Arthur Plotnik
Publisher: Cleis Press
ISBN: 9781936740147
Release Date: 2012
Genre: Reference

Presents a guide to writing and speaking expressively, offering advice on such topics as high energy verbs, figures of speech, syntax, word patterns, and vocabulary.

Developing Writing Skills in Spanish

Author: Javier Muñoz-Basols
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 9780415590822
Release Date: 2011-08-02
Genre: Foreign Language Study

Developing Writing Skills in Spanish provides intermediate and advanced level students with the necessary skills to become competent and confident writers in the Spanish language. With a focus on writing as a craft, Developing Writing Skills in Spanish offers a rich selection of original materials including narrative texts, expository essays, opinion pieces and newspaper articles. Each chapter covers a specific kind of writing and is designed to help tackle the material in small units. The book aids students in crafting clear, coherent and cohesive manuscripts by means of guided practice and step-by-step activities. Key features: Guidance on how to structure a variety of texts: narrative, descriptive, expository, argumentative, academic, journalistic, legal and scientific. Sequenced exercises on style, writing conventions, word choice, syntax and grammar. Reference lists and tables with specialized vocabulary, transition words and other useful expressions. Strategies and tips for planning manuscripts, brainstorming ideas, vocabulary enrichment, editing and proofreading. Includes original samples, as well as fragments from newspapers, well-known literary works and essays by notable Hispanic authors and journalists. Website with additional activities to reinforce the content of each chapter and a teacher's guide with valuable support materials at: www.developingwritingskills.com Designed as a classroom text, self-study material or simply as a resource on writing, Developing Writing Skills in Spanish is the ideal supplement for all intermediate to advanced students of Spanish.

Writing Between Languages

Author: Danling Fu
Publisher: Heinemann Educational Books
ISBN: 0325013950
Release Date: 2009
Genre: Education

"Most literacy instruction for ELLs in the United States focuses on grammar, vocabulary, content reading, or speaking and listening. The focus on the surface structure of English may lead to enough English proficiency to compose proper English sentences in correctly formatted papers, but it does not support ELLs as competent writers and thinkers." -Danling Fu With Writing Between Languages, Danling Fu provides an effective alternative. She proves that by beginning with the literacy knowledge students bring from their native language and putting writing at the center of the curriculum, we can help them make a smoother transition to English while we support their academic literacy. With Writing Between Languages, you'll learn to understand the crucial and helpful role native literacy plays in building written English fluency assess where English learners-including beginners-are in their development as writers use code-switching and movement between languages to scaffold transitional writing-no matter whether you know a student's home language implement instructional strategies to support development in writing and other literacy and language skills in meaningful contexts. "ELLs should develop their writing ability as well as language skills through writing practice from the beginning," writes Danling Fu. Read Writing Between Languages, use its study guide with your colleagues, and discover how "writing instruction for ELLs that goes beyond language practice, can help them achieve real expression and communication"-skills they'll use in the classroom and in life. "I believe that we are at the beginning stages of a radical shift in pedagogical assumptions regarding effective instruction for ELL students. Writing Between Languages makes a highly significant contribution to our understanding of what teaching for transfer entails and what it can achieve in the area of ELL students' writing development." -Jim Cummins University of Toronto

The Elements of Style

Author: William Strunk
Publisher: Courier Corporation
ISBN: 9780486113708
Release Date: 2012-04-04
Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines

This is the book that generations of writers have relied upon for timeless advice on grammar, diction, syntax, and other essentials. In concise terms, it identifies the principal requirements of proper style and common errors.

Phrasebook for Writing Papers and Research in English

Author: Stephen Howe
Publisher: CreateSpace
ISBN: 1492959790
Release Date: 2007-01-01
Genre: Foreign Language Study

The PhraseBook for Writing Papers and Research gives you a bank of over 5000 words and phrases to help you write, present and publish at university and research level in English. Phrases are divided into around 30 main sections, such as Introducing a Study, Arguing For and Against, Reviewing other Work, Summarizing and Conclusions. Many sections are further divided, for example the Relationship to Previous Work and the Limitations of Current Knowledge (see below for example phrases). Writing Help sections give advice on university and research writing in English, helping you to avoid many common errors. Main chapters include Style, Spelling, Punctuation, Grammar, Vocabulary, Numbers and Time. These include subsections on for example Referring to Yourself, British and US Spellings, and Punctuating Quotations. The 4th edition also includes a University and Research Thesaurus to help you improve your academic vocabulary, as well as a Glossary of University and Research Terminology. The PhraseBook is used in more than 30 countries in subjects ranging from Medicine, Engineering, Science and Technology to Law, Business and Economics, Geography, History, Sociology, Psychology, Language and Education. - Over 5000 words and phrases to help you write, present and publish in English -Written by PhD authors - Specially designed for non-native speakers - Suitable for university and research writing from student to researcher and faculty level - Includes most frequent words in academic English - Exercises for individual and classroom use - British and American English Example phrases Introducing your work The study will begin by outlining... This study addresses a number of issues... The following section sets out... ...to examine the research problem in detail ...to shed light on a number of problem areas in current theory The paper presented here is based in part on an earlier study Arguing for and against This becomes clear when one examines... This lends weight to the argument that... Support for this interpretation comes from... While it may well be valid that..., this study argues the importance of... A serious drawback of this approach is... One of the prime failings of this theory or explanation is... Reviewing other work X takes little or no account of... There is little evidence to suggest that... The study offers only cursory examination of... X gives a detailed if not always tenable analysis of... The authors' claim that...is not well founded. X's explanation is not implausible, if not entirely satisfactory. Analysis and explanation If, for the sake of argument, we assume... One of the most obvious consequences of...is... Although it may well be true that..., it is important not to overlook... It is important to distinguish carefully between... The extent to which this reflects...is unclear. A more plausible explanation for or of...would... The reason for...is unknown, but...has been suggested by X as a possible factor. Summary and conclusions Concluding this section, we can say that... Chapter X draws together the main findings of the paper. A number of key issues have been addressed in this study. This study has highlighted a number of problem areas in existing theory. While the initial findings are promising, further research is necessary. The results of this study suggest a number of new avenues for research.

They Say I Say

Author: Gerald Graff
Publisher: W. W. Norton
ISBN: 0393912752
Release Date: 2011
Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines

The best-selling text/reader on academic writing.

English for Writing Research Papers

Author: Adrian Wallwork
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 9783319260945
Release Date: 2016-03-02
Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines

Publishing your research in an international journal is key to your success in academia. This guide is based on a study of over 1000 manuscripts and reviewers' reports revealing why papers written by non-native researchers are often rejected due to problems with English usage and poor structure and content. With easy-to-follow rules and tips, and examples taken from published and unpublished papers, you will learn how to: prepare and structure a manuscript increase readability and reduce the number of mistakes you make in English by writing concisely, with no redundancy and no ambiguity write a title and an abstract that will attract attention and be read decide what to include in the various parts of the paper (Introduction, Methodology, Discussion etc) highlight your claims and contribution avoid plagiarism discuss the limitations of your research choose the correct tenses and style satisfy the requirements of editors and reviewers This new edition contains over 40% new material, including two new chapters, stimulating factoids, and discussion points both for self-study and in-class use. EAP teachers will find this book to be a great source of tips for training students, and for preparing both instructive and entertaining lessons. Other books in the series cover: presentations at international conferences; academic correspondence; English grammar, usage and style; interacting on campus, plus exercise books and a teacher's guide to the whole series. Please visit http://www.springer.com/series/13913 for a full list of titles in the series. Adrian Wallwork is the author of more than 30 ELT and EAP textbooks. He has trained several thousand PhD students and academics from 35 countries to write research papers, prepare presentations, and communicate with editors, referees and fellow researchers.

Making Faces

Author: 8Fish
Publisher: IMPACT
ISBN: 9781600610493
Release Date: 2008-07-25
Genre: Art

This book shows readers fun, easy and effective techniques for all aspects of creating expressive faces and emotions for comics and cartoons. It covers the basic ingredients of an expression, including the eyes, nose, mouth and lips to different head shapes and angles with a final chapter covering storytelling techniques involving scenes with multiple characters interacting.

Stylish Academic Writing

Author: Helen Sword
Publisher: Harvard University Press
ISBN: 9780674069138
Release Date: 2012-04-16
Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines

Elegant ideas deserve elegant expression. Sword dispels the myth that you can’t get published without writing wordy, impersonal prose. For scholars frustrated with disciplinary conventions or eager to write for a larger audience, here are imaginative, practical, witty pointers that show how to make articles and books enjoyable to read—and to write.